At about 10:50 p.m. on Friday night, officers from the Cornell Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Forest Home Drive and Warren Road where a severe single-car accident involving a pickup truck caused a 50-year old man to be airlifted to the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.
While traveling southbound on Warren Road, the man’s truck reportedly hit a guardrail on a curb, propelling him out of his vehicle and onto the road, according to Sgt. Charles Howard of the Cornell Police Department. The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, became airborne again after hitting the ground. He landed in a group of trees beside Fall Creek, but did not go into the creek. After officers reported to the scene, the victim was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital where he is being treated. The man has no known connection to the University.
“It is a serious accident that is under investigation … charges are pending,” Howard said. The man’s identity will not be released unless he is charged.